Homemade guacamole is easy and delicious to make. All you need is avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, green pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. You will find yourself making this guacamole recipe over and over again. It’s just that good!
This guacamole recipe is as good as it gets. Simple, fresh and full of flavor! Using fresh, high quality ingredients is the secret to making your guacamole pop. No need to be fancy. Stick to the basics and get ready for a dance party in your mouth.
You will quickly see, homemade guacamole is a crowd pleaser. You can serve it with fresh veggies, corn chips, and margaritas (classic!). But it’s also great on tacos, over chili, or along side some grilled chicken.
No matter which road you travel, this guacamole recipe will not disappoint. So grab a pen and paper (or just print the recipe), and get ready to make the best guacamole ever.
How To Pick Ripe Avocados For Guacamole
It’s super important that your avocados are ripe if you want to make really good guacamole.
I like to use the ‘press test’. Place your thumb on your avocado and using gentle pressure, press into the skin. You want your avocado to be firm, but have some give.
Be sure that your avocados are not hard. And on the flip side, yo udon’t want them to be soft and mushy either.
Firm with some give. That’s how you know have a good avocado for great guacamole.
The beauty of delicious, homemade guacamole is that you only need these few ingredients:
- Avocados: bright green and firm with some give.
- Lime juice: fresh is best
- White onion: nice and mild with great crunch. Be sure to chop them small.
- Tomatoes: beautiful, ripe tomatoes are the best. Remove the seeds so you don’t end up with wet guacamole.
- Green pepper: I use a green bell pepper to keep the guacamole family friendly. But if you like heat, swap these out for some jalapenos.
- Garlic: 1 big or 2 small cloves of garlic crushed.
- Cilantro: I know, people either love it or hate it. If you hate it, you can skip it or try using parsley. Personally, I love it.
- Kosher salt: with larger salt crystals than table salt, kosher salt is my favorite salt to use in the kitchen. You will use less salt over all, and I love the crunchy texture it has.
How Do You Make Homemade Guacamole?
Prepare yourself for the easiest recipe ever.
Cut your avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the avocado out of the skin and into a bowl. Add a fat squish of fresh lime juice and then use the back of a fork and mash the avocados against the sides of your bowl. You can make your guacamole as chunky or creamy as you desire.
Next, add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, pepper, cilantro and salt and stir until everything is mixed together.
Pat yourself on the back my friend, you have just made some really good, homemade guacamole.
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- 2 avocados
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- 1/4 cup diced white onion
- 1/4 cup diced tomato seeded
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper or jalapeo if you like spice
- 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
- 1/4 th teaspoon kosher salt
- Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the avocado out of the skin and place in a mixing bowl.
- Using the back of a fork, mash the avocado against the sides of the bowl until it rich and creamy. You can make your guacamole as smooth or chunky as youd like.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Taste, adjust seasoning as needed and enjoy!
- Be sure to look for avocados that are nice and ripe. They should be easy to mash with the back of a fork.
- Try adding some fun stir-ins to this classic guacamole recipe. I chopped mango, chopped pineapple or crumbled bacon are all delicious choices.
John's Weight Loss Blog says
Great pic and recipe! I used to use red onion but the last couple of batches I used shallots instead and those worked very well. Also instead of tomato I use red pepper, which I do mix in. Otherwise I think mine is the same as yours, it’s one of those recipes I’ve never written down…
I’m currently here in the US and just had my first taste of guacamole the other day. I loved it! I’m planning to make one when I get home. Your recipe’s so easy!
Yum! I LOVE AVOCADOS…don’t they just make the world a better place?! I like your spin on guacamole…d’lish!
I will definitely give this one a try. And I love the fact that you know who Snookie is LOL.
Love it! This is the classic guacamole, however I’m gonna add about 4 jalapenos… I’m mexican, i love spicy food!
Hello! I just discovered your website a couple of weeks ago and really like it! However, this recipe’s directions seem incomplete. Are there some steps missing?
Johna – Thanks for the heads up! I just fixed the recipe:)
Thanks so much– I’ll be making it tonight!
Marc Phillips says
I had no idea you worked at Blue Moon! The owner lives on my parents’ street and they belong to the same synagogue.
Yes! I worked there for about 8 years! And like I mention in the video, it’s how I met my hubby. Whenever we are in Jersey we ALWAYS go back!!
Yum. My guacamole is similar, though I don’t do the onion at all, so the scallion is interesting to me and will have to try it. My trick it to pop all the ingredients in a large zip top bag and then mush it all together with my hands. Less messy (for me.)
Ursula Melia says
I made this recipe again today and had it on slices of roast sweet potato. It was absolutely out of this world! Thank you so much again for sharing this recipe! I love it!
I made this tonight absolutely delicious. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it Rita, thanks for taking time to review.